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  1. Newsham Park Hospital

    [QUOTE=Steven Corcoran;213848][QUOTE=Johnny Robbo;205519]I had an uncle who, along with his sister, spent about 8 years in the Seamens Orphanage in the 1900's after their father was drowned at sea. They were described as "Inmate Scholars" in the 1911 Census. Another ancestor was an Officer working at the Institution.

    As Steve C mentioned, the Institution still operates, these days from an office in Tower Buildings. Most of the orphanage records including the Register of ...
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  2. Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth

    As the weapons of Europe (1916) destroyed the lives and limbs of the flower of Europe?s manhood in an attempt to satisfy the politicians, moguls and financial vultures, the thoughts of Johnny Kane were concentrated on a drama more close to his heart and mind as he and his trusted assistant Jim Donnelly, a free state Irishman who enjoyed neutrality, prepared the numerous rums and coffee so much in demand at *6 AM by the hardworking dockers and carters of Liverpool?s ...

    Updated 01-20-2010 at 07:53 PM by Kev

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  3. City Expansion Renders Tram Proposal Redundant

    This web site has been updated with a section on a cheap extension to Liverpool John Lennon airport across fields, also serving Speke and Hale village. The section: "City Expansion Renders Tram Proposal Redundant" may be of interest as the city has moved on substantially since the misconceived tram concept, with two proposals under planning similar to London's Docklands wither side of the wide river.

    [URL]http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/watercity/Merseyrail-Extensions.html[/URL] ...
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  4. London Sucks us Dry

    [B]London is unfairly favoured over the rest of the country[/B]

    Economist Fred Harrison highlights the bias towards London to the point that it is a black hole for investment at the expense of the rest of the country.[INDENT]"we see that public expenditure on a per capita basis is more than twice invested in London than other regions in the transport and housing sectors."[/INDENT][INDENT]"thanks to the tax system - that there is an automatic bias in directing investment ...
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  5. St Peter's Church, Church Street, Est.1704



    ^ St Peter's Church, Church Street, c.1900's (LRO).

    I remember reading somewhere that the design for St. Peter's Church, Church Street [consecrated 1704] was based on Wren's rebuilding of St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, London [1686]. I can't remember where I read this, but has intriged me ever since. I took some pictures of St Andrew's for comparison.
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